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After Yancey Bros. sold an M&J 4000-8 shredder to ADRS, the recycling company immediately put this product to work at its high-volume C&D transfer station.
ADRS is running shredded material directly into the trommel screen for dirt/fines removal. The company then sells it back to a landfill for alternative daily cover (ADC). The shredded material is then diverted back to the landfill, where ADRS receives price breaks and benefits for supplying the densified material.
ADRS has a long-term strategy of installing material recovery facilities, where the company will be able to sort and remarket all reclaimed materials. Thanks to Metso’s technology, ADRS not only can improve its own economic efficiencies but help its nearby landfill enhance its sustainability.
M&J 4000M mobile preshredders come with a variety of configurations and desired output levels to meet companies’ shredding needs. They are available as track-mounted or wheel-mounted options and meet all European and American emissions standards.
These mobile preshredders are constructed with a robust frame, allowing for minimum energy consumption throughout operation. The control unit’s inclusion of two custom programs for tailored shredding routines helps maximize its performance in any application, be it anything from municipal solid waste to commercial or bulky waste.
The M&J F-Series fine shredder family includes three products that encompass nearly all industry needs. The all-new fine shredders have set a new standard for the production of alternative fuels, such as refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF).
These shredders guarantee at least 90 percent output below 50 millimeters and can match all capacity requirements up to 23 tons per hour. Additionally, the new F-Series promises advanced cutting technology that leaves virtually no fine particles. The shredders also boast minimal heat generation, which can protect facilities from time-wasting plastic melting.
In addition to Metso’s guarantee of consistently homogeneous, quality RDF/SRF output, Metso offers top-of-the-line service throughout ownership of an F-Series or any one of our shredders. Maintenance is made quick, easy and reliable for all Metso products.
The high volume of tires gives them a propensity to fill landfills faster. With Metso’s advanced shredding technology and as pictured here, tires can be reduced to minimize the volume and save as much valuable landfill area as possible.
Extending the life of landfills is the first step toward sustainability, and the versatility and variable configurations of Metso’s mobile preshredders make them the best tool in the market for achieving that goal.
Pictured below is a closer look at the output size after tires have been processed by an M&J PreShred 4000M.
LG Electronics says it is continuing to invest in what it calls a state-of-the-art recycling facility in Hamyang County, South Korea. The LG Chilseo Recycling Center, says the firm, collects a broad range of discarded household appliances and then undertakes disassembling, crushing and screening to create secondary commodities that can be reused in new LG appliances, “beginning their life cycle again.”
Every year, the center recycles up to 550,000 appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioners. LG says the process starts with skilled technicians and includes “tried-and-true” processes and specialized equipment that helps harvest aluminum, copper, steel and plastic, destined for end markets tied to the manufacturing of new LG home appliances.
Offering an overview of the plant, LG says the plant’s initial stage includes disassembly, shredding and sorting. Once the appliances have been collected at the Chilseo Recycling Center, workers manually remove both mechanical and detachable plastic components such as compressors, drawers and shelving. Any remaining refrigerant is safely extracted using a gas recovery device, adds the firm.
Appliance frames are then shredded and sorted into steel, copper, plastic, aluminum and any other fractions “through a variety of methods using vibration, gravity, magnets and air.”
Shredded plastics are moved to another facility and sorted another time using water before being melted, cooled and cut into small pellets of uniform size. “With their consistent shape, scale and composition, the pellets are perfect for use in the manufacturing of plastic parts and goods, offering dual benefits of reducing both waste and effort required to create new products,” states LG.
From the plastics facility, the pellets are transferred to another site where they are melted down, poured into molds and transformed into plastic components for new LG refrigerator models.
Those plastic components are then moved to LG’s plant in Changwon, South Korea, the company’s “main home appliance manufacturing facility” 30 kilometers (nearly 19 miles. There, the components become part of a new LG refrigerator as shrouds, ducts and handles, among other components.
The appliance maker states, “One of the best ways to preserve the Earth’s resources and reduce our footprint is through creating a virtuous cycle where we recycle, reuse and repurpose what we already have. From eco-conscious manufacturing and product design to responsible recycling and waste management and development of sustainable technologies, LG continues its journey to ensure a better tomorrow.”